Members of the Royal Family posed for photos in Auckland suggests peace and harmony remained in the House of Tupou and House of Ha’a Moheofo.
Statement released from the Palace Office included photos showing the Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho, her son His Majesty King Tupou VI, Her Majesty Queen Nanasipau’u, Crown Prince Tupouto’a, Crown Princess Sinaitakala and the New Born Prince Taufa’ahau Manumataongo.
Princess Ofeina Fakafanua and Lord Fakafanua also joint the formal photos.
The royal family were recently blessed with the born of the new prince and Her Majesty the Queen Mother just celebrated her 87th birthday on May 29 in San Francisco.
Last year Prince Tupouto’a married Princess Sinaitakala but their marriage “caused division over the close genetic ties between the couple”.
Her Majesty Queen Mother Halaevalu Mataʻaho was reportedly disapproved of the pairing and did not attend the ceremony.
The royal photos were however taken before the Queen Mother left for San Francisco couple of weeks ago.
She was reported to have joint a reception arranged to welcome the Ikale-Tahi team after they arrived Sunday this week as part of their PNC tournament tour to US.
Yesterday the Queen Mother provided a “wonderful meal” for the ʻIkale-Tahi members.
The kainga of ‘Ulukalala, Tupouto’a, Fakafanua and Vaea lately visited ‘Atalanga to pay homage to His Majesty The King and the new born Prince with the Tongan traditional presentation of veifua, pae as well as fakauʻuta of Puaka Toho (hog), fine mats and tapa.
Their Majesties are expected to return to Tonga today Saturday 1 while HRH Prince Taufa’ahau Manumataongo will reside at ‘Atalanga Royal Residence with TRH Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Uluakalala and Crown Princess Sinaitakalala until the end of June when they are expected to return to Nuku’alofa.
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